Governor Cuomo proposes 12 days of voting before Election Day – WSYR9

Onondaga County Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny says it’s a good idea to improve the turn out. He says it will allow people who have trouble voting on Election Day to have more flexibility. https://www.localsyr.com/news/governor-cuomo-proposes-12-days-of-voting-before-election-day/

Sullivan: Low voter turnout favorable for incumbents – The Daily Orange

But who cares? Apparently not most of Syracuse. Onondaga County Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny estimates that a little more than 25 percent of registered voters in Onondaga County turned out to the polls yesterday, according to Syracuse.com. This statistic sticks to a recent trend that voter turnout remains dismally low in off-year elections, considering voter turnout was 27Continue reading “Sullivan: Low voter turnout favorable for incumbents – The Daily Orange”

Deadline to vote in this year’s election and next year’s presidential primary is today – WRVO

While many residents will beat the deadline by registering through a board of elections office or website they can also do it through the New York Department of Motor Vehicles.  Voters have been able to register on their My DMV site for a couple of years now.  But this is the first year they can wait tillContinue reading “Deadline to vote in this year’s election and next year’s presidential primary is today – WRVO”

Primary Day Shaping Up to Be Busy in Onondaga County – Spectrum News

An off-year election usually means even lower voter turnout on Primary Day. There’s only one way one of the Board of Elections Commissioners, Dustin Czarny, could describe it. “It’s, well, it’s horrible,” said said Czarny, Onondaga County Democratic Elections Commissioner. “It’s 10 to 20 percent. Sometimes in a mayoral primary you’ll see it up around 30Continue reading “Primary Day Shaping Up to Be Busy in Onondaga County – Spectrum News”

Time to Sign: Candidates Start Push for Signatures – Spectrum News

This is the week that that signature collection effort gets underway as local candidates seeking anything from a handful to a thousand names. “Depending on what party you’re running for and what position you’re running for depends on how many signatures. That petition process. We have several petition processes, but the main one started thisContinue reading “Time to Sign: Candidates Start Push for Signatures – Spectrum News”

Onondaga County introducing electronic polling books in three locations – WRVO

Onondaga County Democratic Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny says this change in technology has several advantages. “We hope that it’ll be more efficient, both on the voter end, and our data collection end at the end of the election,” Czarny said. “Greener of course, because we won’t be printing poll books three or four times aContinue reading “Onondaga County introducing electronic polling books in three locations – WRVO”

Onondaga County Elections Commissioners struggle to get people to polls – WRVO

Democratic Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny agrees. He says these local elections tend to only bring out a little more than one in five registered voters, compared to national races. “National Elections will have 50, 70 or 80 percent turnout,” Czarny said. “So if people realize that the elections could really make a difference and couldContinue reading “Onondaga County Elections Commissioners struggle to get people to polls – WRVO”

The road not taken: Green Party popularity rises, provides alternative platform for voters – The Daily Orange

When a party has ballot access, it becomes a permanent option on the ballot and people can register for your party, Czarny said. It serves as a good indicator of a party’s ability to gain support, he added. “But beyond that, their problem as well as any problem for any candidate is voter apathy,” CzarnyContinue reading “The road not taken: Green Party popularity rises, provides alternative platform for voters – The Daily Orange”

Primary day expected to draw low numbers – WRVO

“Primaries are usually one of the lower turnout elections, and it can go any way if there is a motivated electorate to come to the polls,” Czarny said. He also warns voters not to expect to stop to vote on their way to work. “Polls are open from noon to nine,” Czarny said. “It’s aContinue reading “Primary day expected to draw low numbers – WRVO”

Democrats choose Syracuse parking chief to be Onondaga County elections commissioner

He developed a reputation inside the party as a diligent worker who knew even the most arcane rules of procedure, said Tim Carroll, who chairs the city Democratic committee. “He’s long been a go-to person for party people, to answer question about the process,” Carroll said. “People respect him for his knowledge and the factContinue reading “Democrats choose Syracuse parking chief to be Onondaga County elections commissioner”